Flight Simulation Answers Whether Commercial Planes Can Fly Upside Down

We've seen it done in numerous movies but is it actually possible?
Derya Ozdemir

You must have seen it done in numerous movies: the protagonist pilot is up against an impossible obstacle, so they fly the plane upside down, actually maintaining flight for some minutes and overcoming the mentioned threats with ease. However, have you ever thought about whether this is actually realistic or not?

In this video, the flight simulation expert Swiss001 tries to show whether this can be done with a normal plane, of course, not with a fighter jet which obviously has a system and engine design for that. He briefly explains the physical and theoretical part of what gives an aircraft the ability to fly upside down.